The case regarding the shooting death of a person during a public protest in Rambukkana on the 19th has commenced yesterday and the Magistrate had refused to accept the police’s AR report on the incident.
An AR report is a report that is submitted when an incident has occurred but the suspects are not present. However, the magistrate refused to accept the report as a person had been killed here and the police had prepared a B report and submitted it to the court.
The B report referred to Section 298 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for False Murder. But later a member of the committee appointed by the IGP to look into the incident has erased the relevant section of section 298 of the B report – using Tipex(erasing liquid)- which was handed over to the court.
After the lawyers pointed out the incident to the court, the magistrate had strongly warned the officer concerned about erasing the parts of the court documents and changing the documents fraudulently and directed the IGP to conduct an investigation against the officer for fraudulently altering the court documents in this manner.
The magistrate and other officers conducted an on-site investigation into the shooting from 02.00 pm to the evening yesterday.
A large number of lawyers were present for the legal proceedings.
Following is the statement made by the Education Secretary of the Frontline Socialist Party Pubudu Jayagoda on social media regarding the incident.